Table 5-3: Indiana Truck Characteristics and Use: 1997

Table 5-3: Indiana Truck Characteristics and Use: 1997

(Percent unless otherwise specified)

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Vehicular and operational characteristics All trucks Trucks, excluding pickups, panels, vans, sport utilities, and station wagons
Total, number (thousands) 1,852.5 174.0
Major use 100.0 100.0
Agriculture 5.7 19.1
Forestry and lumbering 0.4 0.6
Mining and quarrying 0.2 0.7
Construction 8.1 17.7
Manufacturing 1.4 5.7
Wholesale and retail trade 2.9 13.3
For-hire transportation 2.0 21.1
Utilities and service 6.2 13.9
Personal transportation 71.2 4.5
Other and not reported 1.9 3.4
Body type 100.0 100.0
Pickup, panel, minivan, and 90.6 NA
sport utility    
Platform and cattlerack 2.5 26.1
Van 2.3 24.0
Public utility 0.2 2.3
Multistop or stepvans 0.9 10.0
Dump 1.1 11.3
Tank for liquids or dry bulk 0.5 5.3
Other or not reported 2.0 21.0
Vehicle size 100.0 100.0
Light 92.2 17.4
Medium 2.0 21.2
Light-heavy 1.3 14.2
Heavy-heavy 4.4 47.2
Annual miles driven 100.0 100.0
Less than 5,000 17.9 30.8
5,000 to 9,999 17.6 13.0
10,000 to 19,999 42.9 16.8
20,000 to 29,999 13.4 8.3
30,000 or more 8.1 31.1
Year model 100.0 100.0
1 to 2 years old 13.5 11.0
3 to 4 years old 14.8 13.4
Over 4 years old 71.6 75.6
Vehicle acquisition 100.0 100.0
Purchased new 34.9 37.9
Purchased used 59.1 49.9
Leased from someone or not reported 71.6 12.2
Truck type 100.0 100.0
Single-unit trucks 95.9 66.5
2 axles 94.9 55.8
3 axles or more 1.0 10.7
Combination 4.1 33.5
3 axles 0.3 1.4
4 axles 1.3 5.7
5 axles or more 2.5 26.3
Trailer not specified V V
Range of operation 100.0 100.0
Local 75.6 56.0
Short-range 15.9 19.3
Long-range 5.1 18.9
Off-the-road or not reported 3.3 5.8
Fuel type 100.0 100.0
Gasoline 91.6 38.6
Diesel, liquefied gas, and other 8.3 60.6
Not reported 0.1 0.8

NOTE: Due to rounding, numbers may not sum to 100.

KEY: NA = not applicable; V = less than 0.05 percent.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Vehicle Inventory and Use Survey, state-specific report, Washington, DC: 1999, available at http://www.census.gov/econ/www/viusmain.html as of Dec. 27, 2001.